Some may call it erotic. Some may call it mysterious. Some may call it uncomfortable. Some may call it vulgar. Some might not even know what to call it.
One description of Ira Sherman’s Chastity Couture collection that can’t be argued? Art. Unique design and original concept in their purest form.
On October 7, 2014 at Lannie’s Clocktower Caberet, a swanky, vintage cabaret venue, Denver’s top models bared all to don Ira Sherman’s chastity belt metalwork. Amid witty narration filled with sexual puns and dark, sensual lighting to set the mood, the models weaved through the seating area, getting up close and personal with the audience, showing off the intricately designed chastity couture.
The daring models saucily sported unique protective belts and underwear, made of bronze, steel and other metals, that were adorned with chainmail, diamonds and other exquisite detailing. Sherman’s chastity belt designs offered the ultimate in protection. Not the “lock and key” type of chastity belt protection that you probably first had come to mind. No, Sherman took protection to a whole other level.
Highlights of the show included the Pneumatic Dart chastity belt, which protected its wearer with a high pressure air valve that releases a dart when approached by a predator, and the Flame Thrower chastity belt for men, which literally had a propane tank attached to the back.
With incredibly creative naming and impressively detailed sculpting, each piece was purely one of a kind.
The show was not only fiercely sexy, but it was for a good cause, drawing attention to rape awareness. Sherman’s Chastity Couture show was perhaps the most ferociously intimate and surprisingly sexual anti-rape campaign ever executed.
Sherman, an intelligent and one-of-a-kind artist, delivers a broad spectrum of metalwork and sculptures. Some of his work can be found on his website.